Good decision-making depends on people having reliable and accurate facts put in a meaningful context. Given the recent global developments in the media, people are overwhelmed with quantity of information but often skeptical of its quality. Fewer journalists and media consumers separate the important information from the false diversions, and fewer still seem ready to pursue the truth. Media monitoring is an effective tool to hold those who are supposed to be the controllers to account. We monitor media to provide feedback and to initiate discussion about the quality of media reporting and importance of real watchdog and investigative journalism.
We conduct media monitoring, write reports, and make recommendations to public and policy makers on media & election legislation, international standards concerning the media and the electoral process and democratic governance. Our mission statement is expressed in the slogan "Ensure that all citizens have free access to comprehensive information.”
The primary objective of our monitoring is to evaluate the range of political and social diversity in media reporting. Our methodology of media monitoring originates from the journalism school of the Columbia University, with initial trainings provided to us thanks to support from the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI). In general, our monitoring could be divided into two main categories: election and non-election. The methodology has been proven, tested, and enhanced by our experts in a number of countries of Europe, Asia, America and Africa. Given its comprehensive qualitative & quantitative aspects with content-oriented approach, it is specially designed to provide in-depth feedback on pluralism and diversity in media reporting, including coverage of chosen subjects/themes (e.g. integration, minorities, corruption etc.).
MEMO 98 has a long history of monitoring the coverage of political subjects and their representatives in the media, both in Slovakia as well as abroad. This report analyses the presentation of the candidates running for president of the Slovak Republic in...
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Our expert has worked as a media consultant in the framework of a project entitled “Study and Research on Election Media Coverage for 2018 Presidential Election in Georgia”, implemented by United Nations Development Programme Georgia ...
Bratislava, 13 April 2017 – Monitoring shows that Russian channels continue to manipulate public opinion
The news programs of First Channel, Russia 1 and NTV offered very similar editorial content, both in terms of selection of political actors...
The need for more in-depth analysis of political programs, growing polarization in some media segments and cases of hate speech are in focus of recommendations to the Georgian media that have resulted from of the 2016 Parliamentary Election media monitori
Bratislava, 10 January 2017 - Russian channels continue to deceive their viewers, according to a monitoring report.
The state-controlled channels - First Channel and Russia 1 - as well as NTV, controlled by the state-owned company Gazprom Media Holding,...
Baku, 10 October - Institute for Reporters` Freedom and Safety (IRFS), an independent, non-partisan Azerbaijani NGO dedicated to freedom of expression and the media, in cooperation with the Slovak media-monitoring organisation MEMO 98 and International...